Category Archives: Parks & Recreation

Birding Festival 2021

     Celebrate the migration of birdlife through the Indiana Dunes region this May 13th – May 16th 2021 at the annual Indiana Dunes Birding Festival.        Start making plans for a return to #dunesbirding with the Indiana Dunes Birding Festival, May 13-16, 2021. The 2021 event will be a hybrid/virtual event, with both in-person…

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Michigan City Announces Snowflake Parade

With the Holiday Season quickly upon us, many thoughts turn to the holidays and the Snowflake Parade. The Mayor’s office of Special Events and the Michigan City Fire Department are proud to announce the return of Michigan City’s Snowflake Parade. The parade will take Place on Saturday, December 5th with a 4;00 kickoff. The route…

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NwIndiana Features 7 Best Birding Sites

     Indiana’s diverse habitats are home to over 400 documented bird species, making it the perfect place for a birding adventure. The birding experiences won’t disappoint, from the one-of-a-kind migration of Sandhill Cranes to Bald Eagles perched atop tree-tops. Luckily, the Indiana Audubon Society recently created the Indiana Birding Trail, featuring 64 great bird watching locations. …

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Endangered Species Found In Cedar Lake Indiana

     On July 2nd, 2020 Humane Indiana Wildlife received a call about two young chicks found in a window well in Cedar Lake, IN. Upon further communication with the two teens who found the chicks, it was determined the chicks were actually Virginia Rails, an endangered species in the state of Indiana. “When the finders…

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Last Show For Disney’s Moana Jr.

Seedlings Theatre Company presents Disney’s Moana Jr as part of NIETF’s Park Plays series at Indiana Dunes State Park. August 13, 2020 @ 6:30 pm What better place to enjoy Moana Jr with your family than sitting beachside? Grab your camp chairs or beach blanket and join Seedlings Theatre Company for a fun, family-friendly night…

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The Waterways Downtown Laporte Indiana

    I’ve always seen Pine Lake and sometimes Stone Lake driving in LaPorte delivering the PanoramaNow Magazines, but I’ve never really been on the lake until last weekend. It was such a nice experience and such clear water that I was amazed that in 35 years I had never heard nor seen anything about it…

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Sandy Showtunes Concert At Indiana Dunes

“Sandy Showtunes” presented by Supercharged Trio with the Reasoner Family Singers. Supercharged Trio is made up of three boys aged 8-14 from Dyer, IN who each play violin, ukulele, and other stringed instruments along with signing. The Reasoner Family Singers from Schererville join to round out this multi-generational night of Broadway on the Beach. Park…

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Disney’s Moana Jr Comes to Indiana Dunes State Park

Seedlings Theatre Company presents Disney’s Moana Jr as part of NIETF’s Park Plays series at Indiana Dunes State Park August 6 & 13, 2020 @ 6:30 pm What better place to enjoy Moana Jr with your family than sitting beachside? Grab your camp chairs or beach blanket and join Seedlings Theatre Company for a fun,…

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New Paved Trails at Friendship Gardens

Over 2,900 feet of trails at Friendship Botanic Gardens were paved during the week of June 15th, 2020, which was made possible by a grant provided by the Healthcare Foundation of La Porte.    The goal was to provide more access to people that require mobility assistance, such as wheelchairs and walkers. The natural green…

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Hiking in Northwest Indiana

These past several months have been challenging. Many of us have taken refuge out of doors, or found hope and inspiration in the splendor of nature by admiring spring flowers and wildlife from our windows (or computers).   Our natural world unceasingly supports and inspires us when we need it most. Will you now help…

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